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Austrian, Creature Feature that is rather good.
on 31 January 2014
Also known as ‘The Station’, Blood Glacier is set in the Alps where we meet a group of beardy, scientists (except the lady one) who are monitoring the glaciers to inform us more about global warming etc. We have one who has stayed there for too long after a relationship went south as indeed did she. This is Janek who likes a drink and his companion dog – ‘Tinnie’ which I think is short for tinnitus – well if the cap fits and all that.
Anyway one day the glacier has turned rather red and seems to be oozing some sort of ‘stuff’. After examination the scientist boffins proclaim that it is definitely organic, but in true ‘don’t go back to the dangerous place’ fashion, they need more samples and so will have to return – mwah!!
Then we have a ‘worse for wear’ Janek spying a mutant fox – and he is taken less than seriously. There is also a visit from the environment Minister the following day and she is being accompanied by Janek’s lost love Tanja. The thing is should they ward off the Minister because of a potential danger from a rabid fox thing or let them come to secure future funding? Well of course they won’t put them off and then things start to get strange as not only animals but birds and insects start to appear that have never been seen before and they are all rather violent too; cue the gore and drills and guns and spikes etc
Before you can say mutant infectious freaks, things go very bad indeed. Now some horror fans did not like this but I loved the fact that they are proper made up mutant things and none of the CGI cop out that we are becoming so used to. There is a bit of CGI but only when needed for SFX. The acting is actually extremely good and so is the cinematography. It has been compared to ‘The Thing’, but if you view this with no preconceptions then I hope, like me, you will be very pleasantly surprised – only not too pleasant as it turns out.